Clovis grad at home on Dillas’ bench

By Eric Butler John Harris has spent much of his life traveling around the country as either a baseball player or manager. The former Clovis High baseball standout hopes this spring and summer he can cut down on the days spent away from home as the new manager of the Amarillo Dillas. A long-time Amarillo […]

‘Cats third in state golf tournament

Staff and wire reports ALAMOGORDO — Although the Clovis High boys golf team fell short of its goal of a state Class 5A championship, the Wildcats were at least consistent. CHS shot a four-man score of 307 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 613 that left the Cats in third place behind four-time champion […]

Taylor, McElrath junior college bound

By Dave Wagner Two key members of the Clovis High girls basketball team will continue their careers next season at the junior college level. Point guard Chelo McElrath recently signed a letter of intent to play at Clarendon (Texas) College, while forward Lisa Taylor will ply her skills at Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz. Both […]

Clovis faces tough contest

By Dave Wagner Shane Shallenberger concedes his Clovis High baseball team has its work cut out Saturday playing at top-ranked and unbeaten La Cueva in the regional round of the Class 5A baseball playoffs. But, he added, it isn’t that much different than playing anyone else at this point. “They’re definitely the team to beat,” […]

Relay raises almost $45,000

By Janet Bresenham As the sun rose above Ned Houk Park Saturday morning, weary Relay for Life campers drank coffee, ate breakfast and recalled a night spent having fun and honoring cancer survivors, as well as those who lost their valiant fights against the disease. The Curry County Relay For Life, sponsored by the local […]

Buzard to coach at Unifest

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard will coach a team of regional players, including one from his own squad, in the Bajan Unifest Tournament June 20-29 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The eight-player squad includes ENMU guard Laci Lee of Portales. Buzard’s assistant coach will be Brandi Thomas, a former ENMU […]

Reid tastes victory

By Dave Wagner Travis Reid and the Clovis High boys golf team were close enough to Class 5A individual and team state championships last year that they could taste it. The Wildcats had a five-stroke lead after the first day of state competition at Tanoan Golf Course in Albuquerque, but faded on the final 18 […]

Davis, Cordova to sign at Trinidad

By Dave Wagner Two key members of the Clovis High baseball team, Darren Davis and Matt Cordova, plan to sign letters of intent this morning to play next season at Trinidad State (Colo.) Junior College. Davis, a pitcher-outfielder, and Cordova, a second baseman, have helped put the Wildcats on the verge of a second consecutive […]

McMann, Mariner named greatest

CNJ Staff Dallas McMann, a senior catcher on the baseball team, and Christabell Mariner, a senior middle blocker on the volleyball team, have been accorded Eastern New Mexico University’s “Greatest Greyhound” and “Greatest Zia” honors for the 2002-03 school year. The awards were presented Tuesday night at the school’s annual athletic banquet at the ENMU […]

Prep roundup

CNJ Staff ODESSA, Texas — Led by sophomore standout Jessica Withrow, the Muleshoe High School girls track team accomplished something this weekend which may have been a first at the school — win a regional team track championship. Withrow qualified in three individual events and anchored the Lady Mules’ 1,600-meter relay team to victory in […]